July 27, 2010

Tree Time!

It's Tree Time show 'n tell again. I am participating in Molly's "Tree Time" BOM. I got a bit behind and had to get two blocks made during July.
The above is block #6 and below is block #7. I can't wait to start working on block #8.

The blocks are so cute, primitive and simple. A BOM that would be perfect for anyone who wants to learn to work with wool and hand embroidery. I am using the same background for all my blocks and the applique pieces are all done in wool. I'm excited to see this quilt put together. If you have not been over to Molly's Place, you need to hurry over and check out this BOM!

July 24, 2010


Friday....Funday.....resulted in my completing Molly's quilt. This is the free BOM offered by Bunny Hill Quilts during 2009. Molly's quilt has lots of detail in it. It was fun to work on. It was my goal to get the sashing and borders finished. Now I'm here to tell you that I am NOT a professional quilter. I do have a longarm but use if for personal use. Molly asked me if I wanted to quilt hers so I thought I'd give it a 'whirl'. I was a Nervous Nelly! LOL
I stitched feathers in both the sashing and the borders. I mean I should say "butt feathers" cause they look like big ole butts! I'm really obsessed with feathers and trying to master them. Molly sure was a "trusting soul" to let me 'play' on her quilt. Only a dear friend would do that!!!Here is a pic of the quilt pinned on my design wall. I love how she used ric-rac in every single block.
The October block is my favorite! Look at the three different pieces of ric-rac intertwined together. Too caa-utteee!!!

The pic below is of the feathers (aka butt feathers) in the sashing.

And here is a picture of the border -- more butts! LOL

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the Bunny Hill quilt.

July 23, 2010

Funday Friday!

Funday Friday...I am so excited that I am now off work on Fridays! This means Friday will be a fun day. What are you working on today? I am working on my friend Molly's Bunny Hill basket quilt that she made. This was a free BOM during 2009 that we both made. Molly has entrusted me to quilt it for her. All of the blocks have been stabilized and quilted. Now on to the borders!Stay tuned......

July 22, 2010

Wackies on the Move!

The Wacky 6-Pac Quilters were on the move......We loaded up last weekend and went to Tyler, TX to an embroidery retreat at the Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop. We spent Friday and Saturday nights.
Yep, all five us loaded up in the suburban with all our stuff! It wasn't easy either!
Annie waves among all the bags!

We had a lot of fun. There were many beautiful projects shown at show 'n tell.
This lady was embroidering an assortment of different baskets.

This was a really neat quilt with embroidered horses and pieced blocks. There was even embroidery in the borders.

This was a beautiful and colorful piece. The background was quilted first and then all of the embroidery added.

After embroiderying for a while, we took a break for lunch....And of course we had to act silly! Annie and I were sporting our new "drink glasses"!

Oh, and did I mention? It was soooo hot and those drinks were soooooo good! Rhonda and Molly are enjoying them.

Okay, back at the quilt shop!

Kathleen is so happy to be here!

Annie, Molly, and Rhonda hard at work making those laptops talk to those embroidery machines and producing beautiful work.

Annie is installing the Janome DigitizerPro on the laptop. Oh dear.....something is not right!

The fun is over. We make it back home and now it's time to unpack! Be careful!

And as always, it was a wonderful, wacky time with my quilting sistas!!!!

July 21, 2010

Cupcakes, Cherries, and M.E. -- OH MY!

I recently participated in Shawnee's Flirty Apron Swap "Cupcakes, Cherries, and M.E. -- OH MY! We exchanged aprons with the theme of cupcakes, cherries and Mary Englebreit. Looky what I received from Madelyn. She really outdid herself!
The above is a pic of the wonderful bag that was in the package!

Look at all the goodies above: reversible apron, hot pad, oven mitt, emery boards, napkins note pads and cookbook. OH MY!

The above pics show pictures of both sides of the apron! Love it!!!!

July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday My Dear Friend

Today, I am remembering my dear quilting friend, Jerri, on her birthday. Jerri went home to the Lord this past March after a long and hard battle with cancer.

Cancer may have taken our Jerri, but it NEVER took her spirit. She was laughing and popping jokes till the end. She was truly my hero and an inspiration. Jerri was dealt a hand of cards and she played them with grace and dignity.
Jerri was so funny. One of her famous sayings was "Not It" when we would suggest doing something -- especially some type of swap. We still use that saying in her honor. She had some more 'sayings' but I best not share them on the blog -- LOL -- besides they are those "ya just had to be there" type things.

Jerri, Kathleen and I took a bus trip to the Paducah Quilt show back in 2003. Oh My! what memories. We had so much fun together. Below is a pic of the "Brat Pac" as we were called. On the bus, Jerri got cold and put on a long sleeved denim shirt BACKWARDS. She was going to take a little nap. She looked at me and said "Now, looky here! If we have a wreck, don't let them try to twist my head around just because I've got this shirt on backwards!"

Left to Right -- Kathleen, Jerri, and Kathy

Jerri, I know you are the 'coolest' quilt teacher in Heaven. Those folks have so much to learn from you. You taught me so much about life, about grace, about dignity, about perserverance. Girlfriend, I miss you SO MUCH. I think of you every single day and I'll never forget you. I thank God for the opportunity to have had you as a friend. Now, have you heard the one about........

Our quilting group was called the Wacky Pac Quilters. There was this group of ladies called the Wacky Women and we were the Brat Pac...and one day....The Wacky Pac was born! Here is a picture of our last retreat as the Wacky Pac Quilters at the Fryer Deer Camp. Jerri's health was failing and unable to stay the entire time. I am so thankful we were able to snap this pic before her hubby picked her up.

L-R: Back row: Molly, Annie, Charlotte Kathleen, Rhonda

Front Row: Jerri, Kathy L and Kathy E